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Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt February 5, 1944, Brooklyn, New York) is an American songwriter, producer and musician, probably best known for organizing the group Blood, Sweat & Tears, though he didn't stay with the group long enough to share its popularity.

His first musical success was as a 14-year-old guitarist in the Royal Teens, best known for their novelty blues riff, "Short Shorts". In 1960, he joined the song-writing team of Bob Brass and Irwin Levine… read more

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  • Avatar for radioacrata
    "Supersession" es un clásico absoluto del rock
  • Avatar for MusicMagic77
    Also check out [artist]Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills[/artist] >> I mean the [url=http://www.last.fm/music/Bloomfield,+Kooper,+Stills/Super+Session]Super Session[/url] album
  • Avatar for EvanSites
    Long Live Al Kooper!
  • Avatar for negativeboy
    In' only on Black coffe of his solo stuff, and man…, it's a gourgeus work for an old man, he got the blues.
  • Avatar for manonadune
    I agree with ElecticSoul921. Al Kooper is a genius. I've always been a big fan of his music and after hearing him interviewed on a 'word' podcast am even more of a fan. He has fascinating insights. Al Kooper's work with the Blues Project and Blood Sweat and Tears has always been amongst my favourite music. His memory of Dylan's electric Newport appearance casts a different light on received history. http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/podcast
  • Avatar for Coop123
    listening to I stand alone album...Never heard anything like it, but i'm diggin it
  • Avatar for RedigaRehder
    Al is awesome, yes.
  • Avatar for MamaLuigi
    I second Kooper being a genius and the man.
  • Avatar for KaileenaFarah
    love him.
  • Avatar for DrFreddie
    This is a very good version. I am a big fan of the Ray Charles treatment of this song but I really like the way Al Kooper has approached it.

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